Cape Town – A record-low rainfall season has seen little improvement to the water crisis. As of 26th September 2017, the latest collective dam levels are at 37.4% – a drop of 0.1% since last Monday.

Cape Town dam levels

Cape Town dam levels

Last week’s collective dam level readings saw a marginal increase of 0.4% and for the week before, a more considerable increase of 2.1% – but the change of season is now bucking the trend. By next Monday we can expect a further decline.

Yesterday, the higher outlying areas of the Western Cape received a light dusting of snow, with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees reported earlier this morning in Cape Town.


No significant rainfall arrived at the Cape last week. The top of Table Mountain received 13mm on Sunday and the Steenbras Dam a little over 10mm.

Cape Town dam levels rainfall

Long-term weather predictions are pointing to more rain to come within the first seven days of October. Unfortunately, it will barely make a difference to the dwindling dam levels as summer approaches.

Residents are strongly advised to adhere to level 5 water restrictions which are now in place.

Follow our coverage of the Cape Town water crisis. 


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